Found October 04, 2012 on Bloguin Best:
In September of 2007, a newly reconstructed Boston Celtics team gathered for a road trip. The post office was still processing Kevin Garnett's change of address from Minneapolis. Ray Allen still had movers packing his stuff up in Seattle. The introductions were fresh, and the team still needed to get to know each other. And this road trip they were about to embark upon was going to accelerate that process. Instead of their usual training camp trip down to Newport, R.I., the Celtics went to Italy. And to a man, the Celtics credit that trip for a chemistry that spawned :"Ubuntu." The Celtics went on to win a title that season... and they are hoping for a repeat. "Whenever you go on a road trip -- even during the season -- it's never a bad thing," said coach Doc Rivers, who has long felt that the Roman holiday helped the new Big Three of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen become better acquainted and jump-start their run to the 2008 NBA ...

Kevin Garnett compares Fab Melo and Jared Sullinger to Glen Davis, in a good way

If they listen, Kevin Garnett will teach them. If they cease to listen, he will treat them as if they’re wearing human repellent and an invisibility cloak (or — Big Daddy reference alert — Julian’s invisibility sunglasses).So far, so good for the two young big men Garnett has been charged with mentoring. Just a week into training camp, Garnett likes Jared Sullinger and...

Allen cheered at Heat scrimmage

Still getting used to his new surroundings in Miami, Ray Allen went to the wrong end of the court when it was time to line up for the national anthem. Once play began, he looked right at home. No longer looked upon as a villainous character in Miami, Allen got tons of cheers from the crowd when the reigning NBA champion Heat held an open scrimmage before about 10,000 fans on Wednesday...

Screengrab Snafu: ESPN thinks Ray Allen plays for the Thunder

I'll give ESPN a break, there's been way too much going on in the sports world to be thinking about the NBA.  But Ray Allen was one of the most notable offseason free agent moves as the Big 3 broke up and he went from Boston to the defending champion Miami Heat.  Maybe if Ray Allen had indeed gone to Oklahoma City instead of Miami, he and Kevin Garnett would still...

Celtics Adjust To Life Without Ray Allen

Ray Allen may be gone, but look around the Boston camp and you'll see that this team should be just fine for the 2012/13 season.

ESPN thinks Ray Allen went to OKC

Oops. I’m sure there are a bunch of Heat “fans” wondering “When did we trade Ray Allen?”

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett Still Going Strong, As Retirement Will Have to Wait

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett have not really played together for a long time, relatively speaking. They spent a larger portion of their careers playing without each other than with each other, even if Garnett wearing Timberwolves royal blue seems like a distant memory. They have a long time to go, for instance, before they match the 12 years Bill Russell and Sam Jones shared the...

LeBron James and Ray Allen hit half-court shots at Heat practice (Video)

Although this clip is only fifteen seconds long, it's still incredible to watch Miami Heat star LeBron James and Ray Allen hit half court shots with ease.Watch as Ray and LeBron hit back-to-back shots during the end of a Heat practice:

Celtics fans rile up Heat crowd in scrimmage

MIAMI -- Miami Heat fans are already warming up for the Oct. 30 regular-season opener against the rival Boston Celtics. NBA scrimmages are normally filled with nothing but cheers, but there was some booing Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. That happened when two women late in the first half walked by in the stands, one wearing a Ray Allen No. 20 Celtics jersey and the other...

Top Ten people KG Will Ask Darko to Kill

"That's what Boston is all about. It's not about one guy. It's about everybody. Whatever my job is going to be -- if I have to get into the game and kill somebody, I kill him." Darko Milicic With that statement KG has likely come up with a list of targets. Here's my best guess. 1) Ray Allen 2) Ray Allen 3) Ray Allen 4) Lebron 5) DWade 6) Lebron...

Dwyane Wade Kicks Out Celtics Fans

Last night, Ray Allen made his debut as a member of the Miami Heat during their first scrimmage. He scored 13 points. And then later created somewhat of a stir off in the stands. Apparently a group of Boston Celtics fans were in the stands, wearing Ray’s jersey, but in green. So much commotion was created that Dwyane Wade actually grabbed a microphone and asked: “Will all...

Today's Boston Celtics Links 10/3

Herald  Call him KG the courteous Bleary-eyed Celtics open practice in TurkeyGarnett, Celtics getting comfortable in Turkey Turkey a new world Added security helps play it safeGlobe  Celtics work out for three hours before Turkish media Celtics’ mission is to recapture Ubuntu feelingCeltics coach Doc Rivers working his players Postcard from Istanbul: An impressive, energetic...
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